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Can alcoholics and drug addicts get a Social Security benefit for disability?

By   /  March 3, 2016  /  Claims Process  /  14 Comments

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Learn when a drug addict or alcoholic can and cannot receive a Social Security benefit based on disability and how a lawyer can help an addict’s claim.

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Does Social Security recognize fibromyalgia as a disability?

By   /  March 3, 2016  /  Claims Process  /  18 Comments

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Fibromyalgia as a Medical Condition Social Security recognizes fibromyalgia to be a medical condition. To qualify for benefits based on fibromyalgia, your condition—like any other medical condition for which people claim disability—must be severe enough to be disabling and must be supported by medical evidence. For more information about Social Security’s disability requirements, see our […]

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Do people with heart problems usually get their Social Security claim approved on their first try?

By   /  March 3, 2016  /  Claims Process  /  5 Comments

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Learn about the process Social Security uses to decide whether your heart condition is disabling and whether your Social Security claim will be approved.

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Can I get disability from Social Security if I have low vision, but am not totally blind?

By   /  March 3, 2016  /  Claims Process  /  235 Comments

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Learn how blindness, statutory blindness, or low vision can qualify you to get disability from Social Security and about work incentives for the blind.

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Compassionate Allowances—the “Fast Track” for Those with Certain Disabilities

By   /  March 3, 2016  /  Apply for SSD, Claims Process  /  3 Comments

Learn how certain disabilities qualify under the SSA’s Compassionate Allowances program to fast track approval of your Social Security Disability claim.

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